Sunday, January 30, 2011

NetBeans IDE and Dark Theme

I've been trying to get NetBeans IDE to work with a Dark Theme for a while, and I finally found something of my use.

Get the following files:
  1. Download NimROD Look And Feel
  2. Download Night.theme
Follow these simple steps:
  1. Copy those files (nimrodlf-1.2.jar, Night.theme) inside a directory "MyNBTheme" or as u like. Place it inside NetBeans folder (C:/Program Files/NetBeans  6.9.1/MyNBTheme).
  2. Create a new shortcut for netbeans.exe found inside C:/Program Files/NetBeans  6.9.1/bin/
  3. Right click on the shortcut; go to Properties; edit the Target field as the following: "C:\Program Files\NetBeans 6.9.1\bin\netbeans.exe" -cp:p "C:/Program Files/NetBeans 6.9.1/MyNBTheme/nimrodlf-1.2.jar" --laf com.nilo.plaf.nimrod.NimRODLookAndFeel -J-Dnimrodlf.themeFile="C:/Program Files/NetBeans 6.9.1/MyNBTheme/Night.theme"
  4. Press OK
  5. Start your NetBeans IDE with the new shortcut just created.
  6. Inside IDE go to Tools -> Options -> Fonts & Colors; and select "Norway Today" as editor theme.
Thanks and enjoy.

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